Liebherr will present the LC 180 from the Platform 1 segment at IPTEX 2012, taking place from February 9-11, 2012 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai. The respective production series LC 80 to LC 180 gear hobbing machines have a compact design and distinguish themselves with their internal machine bed circulation, providing a special thermic stability. Workpiece changes are done within two seconds. For NC control, different options are available. For small gears up to module 2, a directly powered cutter head featuring a max. 9,000 1/min can be employed. Liebherr's gear hobbing machine program contains a full production series of up to 6,000 mm workpiece diameter. For the automotive industry, the HSC-dry cutting technology increases productivity by 30 percent and makes coolant use redundant. The gear hobbing machines represent a universal platform for shaping machines and for generating and profile grinding technology. The gear hobbing machine program is based on a modular concept with four different size segments (Platform 1: 180 mm, Platform 2: 380 mm, Platform 3: 1,600 mm, Platform 4: 6,000 mm).